Jay Maxson
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The “champions of women’s rights” aren’t all they claim to be, say two conservative writers today. Not when it comes to WNBA super center Britney Griner, who has been locked up in a Russian prison on drug smuggling charges since February. President Joe Biden, the Women’s NBA and the Left aren’t doing enough to help her return to the U.S., the critics charge. 

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Unvaccinated and politically incorrect, Brooklyn Nets basketball star Kyrie Irving is on the verge of losing his lucrative Nike contract. ESPN reported that Nike is unlikely to extend Irving’s signature shoe deal beyond the 2022-23 season due to “uncertainties surrounding his NBA future.” Also, the Nets are non-committal on giving the seven-time all-star a long-term contract. 

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Georgia Republicans had, in 2021, over-reached, guaranteeing “voter suppression” for minorities in the future. President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (Dem-Ga.) called their new voter integrity legislation the return of Jim Crow.

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As fan interest lags, the woke NBA is not only raising ticket prices, it’s mastering the art of inflation like nobody’s business. NBA ticket prices rose nearly 20 percent this season – double the U.S. rate of inflation. 

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Fearing that devout Christian Mark Jackson may be considered for a head coaching job in the NBA, the LGBT cancel mob is poisoning the waters against him. Jackson played in the league from 1987 to 2004 and ranks No. 4 all-time in assists. Since retirement he has coached and broadcast NBA games for ESPN, ABC and the YES Network. 

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Golden State basketball coach Steve Kerr maxed out on the COVID vaccination, booster shots and masking up. It’s all been for naught, though, because he’s been sidelined with the coronavirus. Outkick founder Clay Travis calls him the ultimate grandstanding virtue signaler. 

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It’s not just the woke culture surrounding professional sports that turns people off. It’s the decadent rap culture, too. The NBA and its broadcast partners have lowered their standards so far that unless you’re a fan of loud, ugly rap music, you cannot be a true basketball fan, says New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick. 

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A former member of the Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” defense is headed for the slammer. Earl Thomas allegedly violated a protective order for his estranged wife multiple times, and a judge has issued a warrant for his felony arrest. He will be the 12th current or former NFL player to be arrested this year. 

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Dwyane Wade was an NBA champion and all-star who’s now in retirement and shilling for the LGBT agenda. His son, Zaya, announced at the age of 12 he was a “girl, but Wade is now saying he held his “daughter” in the hospital the day “she” was born. This startling contradiction of family history appeared in a Variety magazine interview Wednesday. 

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Open mouth, insert presidential foot. While appearing on the South Lawn of the White House at a photo opportunity with Olympic and Paralympic athletes Wednesday, President Joe Biden committed another gaffe by telling wheelchair-bound athletes not to jump during a photograph.